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October 21, 2020

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High Levels of Microplastics Released from Infant Feeding Bottles During Formula Prep

New research shows that high levels of microplastics (MPs) are released from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. The research ...
Researchers have linked a brain region to what they call neural polarization, offering a glimpse into the partisan brain in the weeks leading up to what is arguably the most ...

Severe Air Pollution Drives Food Delivery Consumption and Plastic Waste

When the air outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food delivery than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a study by ...

Cannabis Reduces OCD Symptoms by Half in the Short-Term

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) report that the severity of symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis. After smoking cannabis, users with OCD reported ...
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Salt-Based Mosquito-Control Products Are Ineffective

A new study by a bevy of expert mosquito researchers offers an important warning to consumers: Products claiming to reduce mosquito populations with salt-water solutions are ineffective. In a series ...

'Use It or Lose It': Regular Social Engagement Linked to Healthier Brain Microstructure in Older Adults

Older people who report greater levels of social engagement have more robust gray matter in regions of the brain relevant in dementia, according to new research. It is the first to use a particularly ...

Safe Sex or Risky Romance? Young Adults Make the Rational Choice

Eros, the fabled Greek god of love, was said to bring confusion and weaken the mind. New research, however, suggests that young adults are instead quite rational when it comes to selecting potential ...

How Is STEM Children's Programming Prioritizing Diversity?

The first large-scale analysis of characters featured in STEM-related educational programming revealed that of the characters appearing in STEM television programming for kids ages 3 to 6, Latinx and ...

Is Sitting Always Bad for Your Mind? A New Study Suggests Maybe Not

It's generally accepted health advice that adults of all ages should sit less, move more, and engage in regular exercise to feel better and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. However, when it ...

Treating Ringing in the Ears With Sound and Electrical Stimulation of the Tongue

In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers show that combining sound and electrical stimulation of the tongue can significantly reduce tinnitus, commonly described as 'ringing in the ...

Framework for Gauging Health Impacts of Self-Driving Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are the wave of the future in the automobile industry, and there's extensive discussion about the impacts on transportation, society, the economy and the environment. ...

Marriage or Not? Rituals Help Dating Couples Decide Relationship Future

Rituals such as those centered around holidays and other celebrations play an important part in human relationships. When dating couples engage in rituals together, they learn more about each other. ...

Automatic Decision-Making Prevents Us Harming Others

The processes our brains use to avoid harming other people are automatic and reflexive - and quite different from those used when avoiding harm to ourselves, according to new ...

Blue-Light Glasses Improve Sleep and Workday Productivity, Study Finds

During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased. New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses ...

Mapping out Rest Stops for Migrating Birds

A team of researchers have developed a new metric called the stopover-to-passage ratio that can help determine if a majority of birds are flying over a particular site or stopping at the site to ...

Novel Software Assesses Phonologial Awareness

Understanding sounds in language is a critical building block for child literacy, yet this skill is often overlooked. Researchers have now developed a new software tool to assess children's ...

Scientists Show Jet Lag Conditions Impair Immune Response in Mice

Researchers reveal in a mouse study that chronic jet lag alters the microenvironment surrounding tumor cells, making it more favorable for tumor growth, and also hinders the body's natural ...

Effectiveness of Fitness-Boosting Strategies May Be Linked to Personality Traits

In a randomized clinical trial, the effectiveness of different strategies for boosting physical activity varied according to participants' demographic, psychological, and behavioral ...

Empathy Exacerbates Discussions About Immigration

Discussions about immigration are heated, even antagonistic. But what happens when supporters and opponents undertake to show more empathy? A study reveals that people who support immigration are ...

Stay in Touch With Your Emotions to Reduce Pandemic-Induced Stress

The coronavirus has ushered in a lot of stress. Psychologists say people can reduce stress by identifying their emotions and taking mindful action to address them. The findings come from a national ...

Distracted Learning a Big Problem, Golden Opportunity for Educators, Students

Although experts say using electronic media while doing schoolwork negatively impacts learning, many students believe they're immune to any ill effects because they're good multitaskers, ...

Plastic Bags Could Be 'Eco-Friendlier' Than Paper and Cotton

Scientists have modeled the cradle-to-grave environmental impact of using different types of shopping bags and report that in cities like Singapore, single-use plastic bags (made from high-density ...

Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Linked to Cognitive Deficits, Altered Behavior

Regular cannabis exposure in rats during pregnancy may cause their offspring to have long-term cognitive deficiencies, asocial behavior, and anxiety later in ...

Watching Nature on TV Can Boost Wellbeing

Watching high quality nature programs on TV can uplift people's moods, reduce negative emotions, and help alleviate the kind of boredom associated with being isolated ...

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